The PGA Tour makes its lone stop in the state of Michigan for the third edition of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club in Detriot, MI. Last season the tournament was the fourth played after the pause in play due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bryson DeChambeau took home the 2020 title with a three-shot victory over Matthew Wolff. The win was the first of three for DeChambeau (U.S. Open, Arnold Palmer) in under a year.
The tournament winner receives 500 FedEx Cup points and $1.35 million of the $7.5 million purse. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic event so you can get all set to bet against their Golf odds.
PGA Tour Betting – 2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic Preview
There are two courses on the grounds of the Detroit Golf Club, the North and South Courses. Tournament play will take place on the North Course for the duration of the tournament.
The North Course was designed by Donald Ross and plays as a par-72 that stretches 7,370 yards. The course is the flattest on Tour and provides the players with ample opportunities to post a low score, especially on the back nine.
Who’s in the Field?
DeChambeau returns to defend his title along with runner-up Wolff. PGA Championship winner Phil Mickelson is teeing it up for the first time at the Rocket Mortgage, marking his first appearance in Michigan since 2008.
DeChambeau and Jason Kokrak are the only players in the FedEx Cup standings playing this week. Reigning Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama makes his third appearance in the tournament, as well as Jason Day, who showed signs of life last weekend with a T10 at the Travelers.
Betting Favorites, Dark Horses, Sleepers
*All odds provided by MyBookie
Top Three Favorites
DeChambeau is the defending champion and a heavy favorite to repeat, according to MyBookie sportsbook. The heavy hitter has made eleven cuts in a row and finished T26 or better in his last three events. DeChambeau is first in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee and second in SG: Total.
Reed has played on the weekend in five of his last six events, highlighted by a solo 5th at the Memorial at the beginning of June. The 30-year old ranks 9th on Tour in scoring average, and you’ll need to go low to win this one.
Matsuyama comes into the week having cashed in on his last six tournaments. The Masters’ winner finished T23 at the PGA and T26 at the U.S. Open as well.
Top Three Dark Horses
We are riding the hot-hand with Kisner shot a 63 on Sunday to record his best finish (T5) since a solo second at the RSM Classic in November. Kisner ranks 9th in SG: Putting.
Woodland has had an up and down season with 11 cuts made in 19 events. The 2019 U.S. Open winner has looked better as of late with a solo 5th (Wells Fargo) and T14 (Charles Schwab Challenge) in the last two months.
Redman has finishes of T2 (Palmetto Championship) and T9 (AT&T Byron Nelson) in recent weeks to go along with a T21 finish here last season and solo second in the inaugural event in 2019.
Top Three Sleepers
Homa has been hit or miss lately with four missed cuts in six events. Of those two cuts made, he finished T6 in both.
Dahmen is a sneaky pick here after picking up his first PGA Tour victory in March. The 33-year old hasn’t played much this month, finishing T32 at the Memorial in his lone June start.
Lashley picked up his only PGA Tour victory here in 2019, so he knows the course layout. He has a pair of top 5 finishes on his resume this season.